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[MUSIC] Roxette, “The Look”

Roxette’s 1988 song “The Look”, the Swedish group’s breakout song, is something I’ll always have fond memories of. Is it a very 1980s song, full of synth riffs and guitar? Are the lyrics somewhat simple?

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Walkin’ like a man
Hitting like a hammer
She’s a juvenile scam
Never was a quitter
Tasted like a raindrop
She’s got the look

Yes. It doesn’t matter. Their Look Sharp! is one of the first albums I ever bought–on cassette, even!–and this song, like so many of their other songs, is fun. We could even see Roxette in its historical context, as the first Swedish musical group of international stature to appear after ABBA, hinting at the era of Swedish pop dominance to come. Why not enjoy the music?

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Written by Randy McDonald

February 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm

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